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  • National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

    After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, but it suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white. With its centennial...
  • Sugar: Why are taxes so complicated, anyway?

    My neighbor, Joseph, complained to me: "I just finished my tax returns and it took me 20 hours to finish. Why the heck are they so complicated? I'd rather be playing golf with my friends." I tried to explain to Joseph how when half of Congress wants...
  • For Marco Rubio, Senate vote-a-rama offers insight into presidential intent

    WASHINGTON For a peek into the mindset of Sen. Marco Rubio, just review what he was up to in the wee hours of Friday morning, when the Senate considered scores of amendments to the body's major budget resolution for the year. The Republican from West...
  • Meir: Israel winning military battle, failing in public relations

    Meir: Israel winning military battle, failing in public relations
    Former Israeli ambassador and diplomat Gideon Meir said that Israel is winning the military battle against Hamas and other terrorist organizations, but is failing to win the public relations battle to convince international organizations, such as the...
  • Falcons hit with $350,000 fine for fake-noise

    Who knew fake noise could cost so much? Money, a player and two professional reputations took a hit in the aftermath of the Atlanta Falcons' fake crowd noise scandal. The Falcons found out the cost on Monday as they were fined $350,000, will forfeit a...
  • A look at what's been lost to history

    A look at what's gone but not forgotten: INTERROGATION TAPES In June 2005, a federal judge ordered the Bush administration to safeguard "all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States...
  • 6 reasons American voters prefer governors for president

    WASHINGTON With their presidential competitors in the Senate silenced by a break until mid-April, the governors eyeing the White House can flex their executive muscles before less-distracted voters. Last week, for example, while the Senate spent hours...
  • For path to middle class, think beyond the degree

    For path to middle class, think beyond the degree
    According to President Obama, college completion is "the clearest pathway into the middle class," and his "America's College Promise" plan to make community college tuition free for two years aims to aid nearly 9 million Americans over the next 10 years....
  • Obama transportation package would send Vermont $253 million

    The No. 2 official at the Vermont Agency of Transportation says it's uncertain what an Obama administration proposal of $253 million in transportation funding for the state will mean. Chris Cole, the agency's deputy secretary, said it would take some...
  • Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker

    Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker
    A federal lawmaker is seeking information from Pentax Medical, a manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to recent outbreaks of superbug infections. Much of the scrutiny to date has focused on Olympus Corp., the leading maker of these...
  • With Iran deadline looming, progress difficult to assess in years of nuclear talks

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland One day before the latest in a long line of deadlines in the negotiations over an Iranian nuclear deal, what passed for positive news was that while one of the primary negotiators announced he was leaving, he also said he was willing...